“Here’s the only blogging tip you really need: always follow your intuition.” – Kelly Thoreson
Merriam Webster defines intuition as
“the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference”
A simpler definition says that it is “the ability to understand something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.”
Before I launched my blog, I watched a lot of YouTube videos and read dozens of Internet articles about blogging. Nearly all of them reccomended choosing a niche as well as complying with SEO.
Friends who have been following my blog have seen that I have used my intuition rather than all the advice out there. I don’t have skyrocketing stats but I consider my blog a success.
A small number of people read my posts (although my number of followers exceeds 1700). Over four years I have made several good friends who comment on my posts and write responses to my weekly writing prompts. These are the people whose opinions I value.
The topics I choose for my posts and prompts usually come off the top of my head. I don’t give them much conscious thought, so you can say I use my intuition for them.
My thoughts, however, arise from my experience. This includes my daily life, my interactions in the real and virtual world, and most importantly, what I read.
Once I have chosen a topic, I think about it and research it too. So it’s not just intuition, but time and effort too that is required for blogging.
That was my ‘two cents’ . I would love to read your thoughts on this.